Curbside Rapid COVID-19 Testing at Our Carson City, MI Clinic
Ouch Urgent Care is now offering rapid coronavirus testing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing our Carson City, Michigan clinic, located at 10673 Carson City Road. No appointment is needed. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. `
At Ouch Urgent Care’s Carson City, MI clinic, we offer rapid coronavirus antigen testing, which provides results within hours or on the next day. We also offer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. PCR test results typically are available within a few days. One of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will contact you with test results as soon as possible—there’s no need to call our clinic.
What to Expect During your Drive-Up COVID-19 Rapid Test
Both of the COVID-19 tests we offer require nasopharyngeal swabs for sample collection. Here’s a brief description of the sampling procedure:
- Before testing begins, you may be asked whether you have sinus problems, have experienced a recent nose injury, or are taking any medications that can thin your blood.
- The medical practitioner who’s conducting the test will ask you to tilt your head back if you can.
- Your tester will insert a swab in one nostril, extending it toward your throat, where it will remain for 10 to 15 seconds. The tester will rotate the swab to collect the sample. In some cases, it may be necessary to repeat the sampling in your other nostril. Testing should not cause pain, but you may experience some discomfort.
Following your rapid test, you will receive your test results as well as what your next steps should be. The CDC has advised those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus should stay home and avoid close contact with others for at least 10 days.
Click here to learn more about our curbside COVID-19 testing procedures. Our rates are affordable, and we accept many health insurances, including Medicaid. For more information, contact Ouch Urgent Care today.